Travel and Lodging information

For attendees, call asap and mention the “2011 SB Control Workshop” to enjoy the UCSB rate:

Best Western South Coast Inn, 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA, (805) 967-3200, website.
Complimentary continental breakfast. Complimentary shuttle to/from airport and UCSB. Free WiFi in public areas and guest rooms.

A second choice, right next door to the Best Western South Coast Inn, is the Holiday Inn Santa Barbara, 5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA, (805) 964-6241, website.

Travel information:

  • BY AIR (SBA): The most convenient way to reach Santa Barbara is to fly to the local airport (SBA). There are several daily flight arrivals connecting directly from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, and Dallas/Fort Worth. UCSB campus is a ten-minute drive from the airport.

  • BY AIR (LAX) + SANTA BARBARA AIRBUS (bus shuttle service): This service provides 16 daily bus trips from Los Angeles International Airport to Santa Barbara (round trip is $84 prepaid or $90 on site). Reservations are recommended: (800) 423-1618 (toll-free US/Canada), (805) 964-7759 (outside US/Canada) or There are discounts for advance reservations and for groups.

  • By CAR: Santa Barbara is easily accessible from highway US-101.

Santa Barbara visitors information

Santa Barbara offers many possibilities for visitors including outdoor activities, wine tasting, and sightseeing, so you may want to consider extending your stay through the weekend. A useful online resource is here.